Graduate Research Grant Recipients Fall 2000 - Spring 2005

2004-2005

  • Mathew Brower
    Visual and Cultural Studies 
Permission to reproduce an image from George Eastman House
  • Liz Czach
    Visual and Cultural Studies
Presented "Easy Enough for a Woman: The Gendering of Amateur Filmmaking" at the Film Studies Association of Canada
  • Hossein Khosrowjah
    Visual and Cultural Studies 
Presented "DrivebyFilmmaking: Automobility and Re-mapping of the Emotional Geography of Domestic Space in Abbas Kiarostami's Ten"at the Abbas Kiarostami: Image, Voice and Vision Conference
  • April Miller, English and Film Studies

    Presented "Offending Women, Resisting Evolution: Criminality and Consumption in Manslaughter and the Law" at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Convention
  • Lisa Uddin, Visual and Cultural Studies 

    Research on “Consuming Conservation: Gender and American Zoos in the Late Twentieth-Century”

 2003-2004

  • Liz Czach
    Visual and Cultural Studies 
Research visits to the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences archives, the research from which was presented in a paper entitled “Performativity and Mary Pickford's Home Movies” at the Women and the Silent Screen conference
  •  Leanne Gilbertson
    Visual and Cultural Studies 
Photographic expenses for publication of "Imaging St. Margaret: Immitatio Christi and Immitatio Mariae in the Vanni Altarpiece"
  • Joanna Grant, English
    Presented “Regionalist Fictions, Modern(ist) F(r)ictions: Self-Locations and Dislocations in Selected Works of Ellen Glasgow and Willa Cather” as part of a panel at the Berry College 2003 Southern Women Writers Conference
  • Daniel Humphrey, Visual and Cultural Studies
    Presented “Our Bergman: The American Construction of a Swedish Filmmaker,” a panel presentation at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
  • Jennifer Leightweis, English 

    Presented ‘Seeing Means Going Mad': Male Embodiment and Colonial Politics in ‘Gulliver's Travels' at The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference
  • April Miller, English and Film Studies
    
Presented “The Queer Practices of Latrine Duty: Abjection and Destabilized Masculinity in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony” presented at the Annual Convention of the Modern Languages Association
  • Lisa Soccio, Visual and Cultural Studies
    
Presented “Locust Abortion Technician Meets ‘Hamburger Lady:' Monstrous Femininity and the Power of Horror in Subcultures of Abjection” on Feminine Bendings panel at the Experience Music Project's 2004 “This Magic Moment: Capturing the Spirit & Impact of Music” Pop Conference
  • Lucia Sommer, Visual and Cultural Studies 

    Presented “Mapping Biopower: Cyberfeminist Participatory Theater and the Politics of Site” at the National Women's Studies Conference

2002-2003

  • Jennifer Ailles, Department of English
    
Presented "'Unseemly Woman In A Seeming Man' or 'That Woman Is A Woman!': Effeminacy, Boy Players, and Other Gender Crossovers" at the Modern Languages Association Convention in November 2002
  • April D. Miller, Department of English
    Presented "Nothing but Inverts, Criminals, and Monsters: An Examination of Modernism's Most Unruly Women" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2003 National Conference
  • Anjili Babbar, Department of English
    
Presented "Mythogenesis: Chatterton as 'Postmodern Avatar'" at the Thomas Chatterton conference
  • Daniel Humphrey, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
    Presented "Watching Ingmar Bergman: 'Caught Between the Shame of Looking and the Shame of Being Ashamed To Do So'" at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
  • Kathleen Utter King, School of Nursing
    
Research for "Genetics of Gestational Diabetes: A Case Control Association Study"
  • Katherine Axtell, Eastman School of Music Musicology
    Research for "Elfrida Andree (1841-1929): Piano Quartet in A minor and Piano Trio in C minor"
  • Matthew Brower, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
    Presented "Trophy Shots: Early North American Animal Photography and the Display of Masculine Prowess" at the International Society of Anthrozoology conference
  • Liz Czach, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
    Presented "The Evidence of Benjamin's Optical Unconscious" at the Screen Studies Conference
  • Daniel Humphrey, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
    Presented "Cinema, Memory and the Dialectic of Trauma: Derek Jarman's The Last of England" at the Screen Studies Conference
  • Tara McCarthy, Department of History
    Research for dissertation, "True Women, Trade Unionists, and the Lessons of Tammany Hall: Irish Women in America, 1890-1930"

2001-2002

  • Amy Herzog
    Program in Visual and Cultural Studies 
Presented "The Movement of Meaning: Prenom: Carmen" at The Carmen Conference: An International Conference Dealing withCarmen and the Cinema
  • Lynn Wemett Nichols, School of Nursing

    Data collection for dissertation, "Determinants of Adherence in Women with Chronic Health Conditions"
  • Leigh Small, School of Nursing
    
Research for dissertation, "Predictors of Child Outcomes After a Pedriatic Intensive Care Hospialization"
  • T'ai Smith, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
    
Research for dissertation, "Weaving Work at the Bauhaus (1919-31): The Gender and Engendering of a Medium"
  • Lina Najib Kawar, School of Nursing
    Data collection for dissertation research on socio-cultural factors and their relationship to knowledge and attitudes affecting the participation of Palestinian-Jordanian women in all modes of breast cancer screening
  • Nathan Nobis, Philosophy 

    Presentation of "Feminist Ethics without Feminist Ethical Theory" at the Society for Analytical Feminism Meeting, American Philosophical Association
  • Timothy Roberts, MD, Division of Adolescent Medicine 

    Participation in special interest groups for researchers addressing violence and women's health issues at the Society for Adolescent Medicine meeting.
  • Jomarie Alano, Department of History 

    Research for "A Life of Resistance: Ada Prospero Marchesini Gobette (1902-1968), Italina Writer, Translator, Partisan and Women's Right's Activist"
  • Tatyana V. Bakhmetyeva, Department of History

    Research for "Stranger Among Her Own, Her Own Among Strangers: Sophie Swetchine (1782-1857), Russian Patriot With a French Heart (Identity and Authority in Nineteenth-Century Russia and France)"
  • Bobbi Carothers, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology 

    Research for "Men and Women are from Earth: Examining the Dimensional and Categorical Indicators of Gender with Taxometric Procedures"
  • Joanna E. Grant, Department of English
    
Presented "'You Give Me Fever': Contagious Degeneration and Miasmatic Modernism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness" at Modernist Studies Association Conference
  • Mary Henold, Department of History
    Research for "Strong in Our Knowing: The American Catholic Feminist Movement in the Postconciliar Era, 1965-1980"
  • Daniel Humphrey, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies 

    Research for "The Soil of History and the Seeds of Production: Ingmar Bergman's Time Square Debut"
  • Norman Vorano, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
    
Research for "Invisible Seams: Early Exhibitions of Inuit Art at the Handicrafts Guild (1949-55)"
  • Elizabeth Wells, Musicology, Eastman School of Music
    
Presented "Me and Velma Ain't Dumb: The Women of West Side Story" at the Feminist Theory and Music 6 Conference

2000-2001

  • SBAI Dissertation Group Margot Bouman (Visual & Cultural Studies), Ed Chan (English), Narin Hassan (English), Amy Herzog (Visual & Cultural Studies), Jennifer Hudak (English), Joanna Mitchell (Modern Languages & Cultures), Kirsi Peltomaki (Visual & Cultural Studies), and Lisa Soccio (Visual & Cultural Studies) 
Support for an intensive dissertation writing workshop/retreat.
  • Sharon Fish, School of Nursing
    Research for "Worldviews in Collision: The Controversy Surrounding Therapeutic Touch in Nursing - A Sociological and Historical Analysis."
  • Leanne Gilbertson, Visual and Cultural Studies

    Support for the publication of "The Vanni Altarpiece and the Cult of Saint Margaret: Considering a Female Audience."
  • Su-ching Huang, English
    Presented "Female Nomadology: Re-reading Ethnic Schizophrenia in Mulberry and Peach by Chinese American Woman Writer Nieh Hua-ling" at the annual American Comparative Literature Association conference.
  • Lina Najib Kawar, School of Nursing
    Pilot study, "United States-resident Jordanian and Palestinian Women: Participation in Breast Cancer Screening," carried out in Washington D.C. and Houston, Texas.
  • Lisa Soccio, Visual and Cultural Studies
    
Archival research for dissertation, "Nothing's Shocking: On the Persistence of Avant-Gardism in Alternative Music."
  • Koren L. Bakkegard, English
    To present "Owning Ourselves, Sharing with Others: Disclosure as Pedagogical Principle" at the Queer Intersections: Community, Identity, and Public Space conference.
  • Narin Hassan, English
    
Presented "Bodies, Homes and Nations: Reading Partition in Sidhwa's Cracking India" at the Modern Languages Association and South Asian Literary Association conferences.
  • Lili M. Kim, History 

    To present "Gender, Transnationalism, and Identity Formation of Korean American Women in Hawaii, 1910-1945" at the annual Meeting of the Association for Asian American Studies.
  • Craig Sellers, School of Nursing 

    Presented "Advance Directives in HIV/AIDS: A Grounded Theory" at the American Conference for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Jomarie Alano, History 

    Research for dissertation "A Life of Resistance: Ada Prospero Marchesini Gobetti (1920-1968), Italian writer, educator, political activist and partisan."
  • Mary Henold, History
    
Research for dissertation "Strong in Our Knowing: The American Catholic Feminist Movement in the Postconciliar Era, 1965-1980."
  • Daniel I. Humphrey, Visual and Cultural Studies 

    To present "Projection/Reflection: Cinema as a Queer Project in the Work of Ingmar Bergman" at the Qgrad 2000 Conference on Sexuality and Gender, UCLA. This paper was first presented at the Seventh Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
  • Stephen Jenkins, Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology
    
Presented "School-based Programs for Adolescent Males: Reflections and Suggestions" at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington D.C.
  • Youngmee Kim, Behavioral Medicine Unit 

    Presented two papers, one on reducing chemotherapy-related nausea in female patients with breast cancer, and the other about college women and their physiological reaction to problems in romantic relationships at the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships conference.

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